I've mentioned before that my group of friends has a craft night ("Laughs and Crafts") each month. This month I offered to host, and I taught everyone how to make this Fourth of July wreath. It's made out of pinwheels that you fold from scrapbook paper. I meant to document the process but forgot! I'll try to get it together and show how to do it, but there's a good tutorial here.
We met at my house, and everyone was excited to begin. Whitney came prepared, because on the last craft night, she had about four catastrophes! She seriously keeps us all lauging all the time.
This was the scene at my house: craftiness everywhere, and lots of good discussion!
This was towards the end of the night. We got the big "medallions" put around the wreath, and then a lot of people took their paper home to make the smaller medallions to fill in the wreaths. It was an easy process, but it's kind of time-consuming! These girls are so much fun! (Also, in the picture below, you can see the wreath we made last month on my mirror!)
Here's my finished product on my door!
I also wanted something inside to celebrate the Fourth, so I took just about the easiest route ever and added some navy and red ribbon to my white coffee filter wreath! I literally just tied two pieces of ribbon into a bow. It's simple and I LOVE the look of it.
I love this time of the summer! I can't wait to watch Yankee Doodle Dandy and celebrate my country!